25 Dec '12, 4pm

Rolex Sydney Hobart - Will Wild Oats XI arrive on record pace?

Rolex Sydney Hobart - Will Wild Oats XI arrive on record pace?

Mark Richards, the skipper of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race record holder, Wild Oats XI, sees the current weather outlook for this year’s big race – which starts on Boxing Day – being more favourable for high speed sailing than what was experienced when the 30-metre long supermaxi set record in 2005. His belief is reinforced by yachting meteorologist Roger Badham, whose latest forecast has the leading yacht arriving in Hobart on record pace. Even so, Richards still holds reservations when talking of a fast race. 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Mark Richards, WILD OATS XI - &copy Rolex-Daniel Forster This year he and his 18 crew are hoping for an unprecedented six line honours victories in eight starts in the 628 nautical mile classic, and that is their priority: ‘Above all, our challenge this year is to be first to Hobart,’ said Richards. ‘Anything e...

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